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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

\                        FLORA. INDICA.                                   9
11.  C. parvifolia (Edgeworth! in Linn. Tr. xx. 25); glabra, foliis
pinnatim decompositis, paniculis paucifloris (interditm unifloris), pedun-
culo medio bibracteato, filamentis linearibus sericeo-pilosis.—C. graveo-
lens, LindL Journ. Hort. Soc. i. 307.
HAS. In Himalaya occidental! temperata: alt. 6-11,000 ped:, Edge-
worth ! Banahal! Kanawer, Munro ! Jacquemont J—(FJ. Aug.) (p. 0.)
Rami graciles, glabri vel apice tenuissime pubeseentes. ToHa decomposite, sab-
membranacea. Segmevta 1-3 lineas longa rarius nucialia, indivisa vel pinnatifida,
lobis lateralibus obtusis mucronatis, terminal! saepins lanceolate. Panicula pauci-
floraj, folios®, longe pedunculate, vel rarius ad pedunculos nnifloros medio bibracteo-
latos redact®; bractece pinnate vel indivisae. Sepala late ovalia, obtusa, utrinque
sericea. Stamina sepalis •£ breviora; filamenta plana; antJwra muticse. Achenia
ovata, compressa, sericea.
This speciejs resembles very closely in foliage C. Mammuta, L., but differs in the
large flowers; we have seen no intermediate forms.
12.  O. orientalis (L.); subglabra, foliis pinnatis vel bipinnatis
glaueis, filamentis planis menibranaceis ciliatis apice filifonnibus.
a. acutifolia ; foliolis oblongo-lanceolatis acuminatis, floribus mag-
nis.—C. orientalis, L. et auct.; ledeb. M. Rots. i. 3; Dill. Mlth. t. 119.
/. 145. C. -tenuifolia, Royle! III. 51. C. graveolens, Hook. BoL Nag.
t. 44^5 ! non LindL C. Ispahanica, Boizsier/ Liagn, vi. 3.
ft. obtuaifolia; foliolis oblongia obtusis.—C. glauca, Wttld.; Ledeb.
Fl. Ross. i. 3.
y. latifolia; foliorum segmentis late ovalibus obtuse lobatis^—C.
globosa, Itoyle/ HI. p. 51. C. Hysudrica, Munro ! (in Herb. ffooLJ
HAB. In montibos Afghanistan et in Himalaya occidental! Tibetica;
a. in Tibet vnlgaris alt. 7-14,000 ped.! £. in Himalaya maxime occi-
dentali; Kashmir, Jacquemonif Marri, Fleming! GHlgit, Winterbottom!
y. in montibus Piti, Hoyle ! Munro f—(FL Jnl. Aug.) (t?. ».)
DISTEIB. Per totam Asiam temperatam.
Glaberrima, gkuccscecs, rami novelli interdum sericeo-pubescentes. Foliorum teg-
menta forma valde varia, in a 1-3 uuoias longa, oblongo-laiiceolata vel linearia acu-
minata, Integra triloba vel tripartite, integerrima vel inciso-dentata, in $ breviora ob-
tnsiloba et apice obtusa, in 7 omaium latissima late orata vel deltoidea. Panicula
ramosae, multi- vel pluii-florae, seepius louge pedicellatac strictse. Flores stramiaei vel
pnrpurascentesj in a 1^ nnciam diametro, in c&teris var. minores. Sepala 4, stellatim
patentia, ovata, acuminata, intos sericeo-villosa, marginibus dense tomentosis, eitus
glabra vel pubescentia. Stamina sepalis £ breviora. Achenut, oblonga sericeo-pilosa.
We have examined, in the Hookerian Herbarium, authentic specimens, from nume-
rous sources, of 0. orientalis, L,, C. glauca, Willd., G. longecaudata^ I^deb., and C.
Ispahanica, Boissier, all of which, we are quite convinced, are forms of one widely
diffused and extremely variable species. The shape of the sepals, and thQ form and
pnbescence of the stamens, are the same in all the forms; but the size of the flowers,
and the shape of the leaves, are very variable. In the drier parts of Tibet the variety
a is abundant; this has usually very large flowers, bat they are occasionally not
larger than those of the ordinary Siberian and western forms of the species. In rich
soil, and a somewhat more humid climate, the leaves become broader and more glau-
cous, and the flowers smaller. Cultivation appears to produce the same effect, for
the figure in the Botanical Magazine, from Tibetan seed, corresponds very closely to
the plate of T. orientalis given by Dillenius.
Clematis erecta of Linnaeus, a native of the south of Europe and of western Asia,
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